Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:29:03 GMT
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.According to reports, Zebulun Kennedy, 25, charged the deputy, knocked him to the ground and continued attacking him. The deputy drewMore >>
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
The Salvation Army set up their Angel Trees before Thanksgiving, but now they've learned there's a greater need for help around Baton Rouge. An additional 700 more families are asking for help. And with Tuesday being named "Giving Tuesday", charities are hoping the public feels like giving.
Basketballs, board games and baseball bats sit in boxes inside the one of the offices at the Salvation Army. The toys in the small space do not come close to what's needed to make Christmas happen for thousands of children.
"Last year we had almost 2000 families to serve, this year we have 2700 plus families," said Major Stephen Long. He says those 2700 families total between five and six thousand children. Each with an angel tag to hang from one of dozens of Angel Trees in the area, and even more names waiting inside their offices.
Nationwide, non-profits are hoping to start a new tradition called "Giving Tuesday." They are hoping that once people are shopped out on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, they will consider helping those who are not as fortunate.
Major Long says if not all the angels are adopted, those children may not have a Christmas.
"Need has no season," Long said. He adds because of Hurricane Isaac a lot of the less fortunate families have even less this time of year, due to spending money on fixing their homes.
To help get gifts, next month the Salvation Army will team up with Walmart for "Fill the Truck." Just drop off new toys and clothes and they will get them to an angel.
Long says to see the looks on the children's faces is a reminder of what the season is all about.
"To be able to pick out a child and hide behind bushes, ring a door bell and go hide and see the expression on their face when they see what's there....it's priceless."
You can drop off new toys and clothes for "Fill the Truck" on December 8th, for one day only at Walmart stores around the area. Angel Trees are at Capital One banks and Walmart stores.